There has been a new twist in the mystery over what happened to the head of notorious outlaw Ned Kelly.
Kelly's descendants this month launched an appeal in an effort to locate his missing skull after they had successfully obtained the rest of his remains for the purpose of giving him a proper burial. 74-year-old New Zealander Anna Hoffman has since come forward to claim that a security guard had given the skull to her 30 years ago while on holiday in Melbourne. Hoffman, a practicing witch, says she has a collection of 20 skulls and that Ned's had been well looked after.
"I have treated it with respect, I haven't lit candles in it or drunk red wine out of it or anything bohemian like that," she said. Deb Withers of the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine is keen for the skull to be examined. "There is a chance that that is his head, although it is a long shot," she said.
"Earlier this month, Kelly's descendants issued an appeal for information on where the skull is when the rest of his remains were handed over to them after being identified through DNA testing."
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